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Occupational Therapy Department offers the following advantages…


·        New purpose built Occupational Therapy Department opened in 2008. Included are hand therapy suites, ADL assessment rooms (kitchen and bathroom), cognitive room, perceptual room, physical treatment room, pain management workshop and conference room. There are several Occupational Therapy departments throughout the hospital campus.

·        There is a well-established basic grade rotation scheme within the department that allows for the development of a range of clinical skills.

·        Continuous professional development is encouraged through formal and informal training in the following areas.

o       Team meetings

o       Group discussions

o       In-service training

o       Library membership and access to medical databases

o       Journal clubs

o       Educational courses

o       Compulsory induction inc CPR, Fire training, Manual handling and many others

·        Flexible working hours are offered

·        Student placements are facilitated

·        SVUH is a teaching hospital with close links with University College Dublin, and research and development is ongoing.

·        Occupational Therapy services provided are audited to ensure best practice.

·        Access to e-mail and internet is provided.

·        SVUH is centrally located with the DART and bus services close-by offering excellent transportation links.